Siberian Accentor

Prunella montanella

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Accentors (Prunellidae)

Code 4

SIAC

Code 6

PRUMON

ITIS

ILLUSTRATION

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PHOTOS

CONSERVATION STATUS

Least Concern

The Siberian Accentor has a large range, estimated globally at 1,000,000 to 10,000,000 square kilometers. Native to Asia and North America and vagrant to Europe, this bird prefers forest or shrubland ecosystems. The global population of this bird has not been precisely determined but does not show signs of decline that would necessitate inclusion on the IUCN Red List. For this reason, the current evaluation status of the Siberian Accentor is Least Concern.

SUMMARY

Overview

Siberian Accentor: Small, shy sparrow-like bird with brown-streaked upperparts, gray nape and crown with dark gray center stripe, yellow-brown eyebrows and underparts; breast shows brown streaking. Wings have a white wingbar. The tail is notched, the bill is short and black. Legs and feet are pink.


Range and Habitat

Siberian Accentor: This species is a native of northern Siberia on both sides of the Ural Mountains, and a casual visitor in western and northern Alaska and the outer Aleutians. It also occurs accidentally in Washington, Idaho, and Montana. Winters in Southeast Asia. Preferred habitats include mountainous country.

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Siberian Accentor SONGS AND CALLS

Siberian Accentor KK1

Call is a rapid "dididi".

Similar Sounding


Voice Text

"see-see-see"

INTERESTING FACTS

  • The Siberian Accentor was first described in 1776 by Peter Simon Pallas, a German zoologist and botanist who worked in Russia.
  • It is also known as the Mountain Accentor.
  • Like other accentors, this species has an insectivore's fine pointed bill.
  • A group of accentors are collectively known as a "diacriticality" and "host" of accentors.

SIMILAR BIRDS

RANGE MAP NORTH AMERICA

About this North America Map

This map shows how this species is distributed across North America.

FAMILY DESCRIPTION

TERMINOLOGY

CREDITS

Author

Artist

Samira Belous

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UpperpartsX
Back, rump, hindneck, wings, and crown.
BreastX
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CrownX
The crown is the top part of the birds head.
NapeX
Also called the hindneck or collar, it is the back of the neck where the head joins the body.
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Belly, undertail coverts, chest, flanks, and foreneck.

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